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The lid switch is bad. The machine thinks the lid is open so it won't spin. The part will be cheap ... probably $10. You can remove the 2 wires going to it and cut the connectors/strip back the insulation and twist the two wires together and electrical tape them up. Then you won't have to spend a penny!! Just don't stick your hand in while it's spinning!!!! It won't stop spinning anymore when you lift the lid. Good luck. barneyluc

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